Armed with an ax, two thieves steal jewelry from Indy Macy’s store

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police say two men robbed an Indianapolis department store while armed with an ax.

The strange smash and grab took place early Tuesday evening at the Macy’s store on the north side near 62nd and Keystone. With several customers inside the store looking on, the two crooks hacked their way into a glass display and began stealing jewelry.

“I just think it’s crazy.  I don’t know what this world is coming to,” said customer June Scott.  “I’m just coming in to buy a blouse and you’re coming in chopping up stuff?”

Scott shops at the Macy’s in the Glendale shopping center all the time.

The ax robbery surprised her because the area is not a high-crime location.

“I was like ‘what?  Not this Macy’s!’” said Scott.

“I mean anytime there’s a break-in anywhere it’s concerning, but in Glendale that’s kind of surprising,” said customer David Bryant.

Before the robbery, the thieves also stole a car from a small dealership on Lafayette. The owner there says the suspects used fake IDs to take the car for a test drive before stealing it.

After the smash and grab at Macy’s, the pair then ditched the stolen car.

Police did not release surveillance video of the robbery at Macy’s, but they did say the suspects didn’t threaten or harm any customers or employees.

“I’m glad nobody get hurt. I’m glad they didn’t pull guns out and shoot up the place.  That’s what I’m glad didn’t happen,” said Scott.

So far no arrests have been made in the case.  Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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